Press Releases

Product range rather than price or convenience drives consumers in-store – IRI European Shopper Insights Report

For 60% range is main reason for store choice when grocery shopping in supermarkets/hypermarkets, while price is key for discounters and online shopping

Healthy eating trend boost for vegetarian, free-from and organic food producers

IRI survey of shoppers across Europe finds more than two thirds are buying healthy food
German shoppers most likely to buy organic food (versus half of Europeans) 39% of shoppers buying vegetarian food options
‘Free-from’ food on the shopping menu of one third of shoppers

European grocery shoppers become digital Infoseekers as the cost of shopping continues to rise

1 in 3 shoppers uses the Internet to seek information before shopping
Smartphones assist 65% of digital infoseekers with in-store savings
84% of shoppers prepare a shopping list and 1 in 10 do this on their phone
Southern Europeans more focused than Northern Europeans on finding the best deal

Globus selects IRI as its preferred partner for data sharing and technology in Germany

IRI’s Holistic Retail Solution provides advanced predictive analytics and transactional data insights to Globus and its suppliers

Cooperation agreement entered into by IRI and EROSKI

IRI calls for industry standard on Big Data Collaboration

IRI’s latest whitepaper on Big Data Collaboration calls for FMCG retailers and manufacturers to unify their data and analytics expertise in order to drive brand and category growth

IRI and M&S to address Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit 2017 on how retailers and CPG manufacturers can share big data for smart growth

Price rises and private label drive up sales of olive oil across Europe

Cautious consumer confidence impacting Australian’s ‘household economies’

IRI study reveals that one third of Australians are worse off financially than they were a year ago.

IRI highlights reduction in range assortment across Europe

The new IRI white paper Shrink to Grow guides retailers and manufacturers on how to grow sales by monitoring assortment with big data analytics

Private label under pressure as share of total FMCG market falls – according to new IRI global private label report

Price wars, national brand promotions and shopper behavior all challenging the role of private label on the shelf

IRI in conjunction with Australian Liquor Stores Association arm Liquor industry with new insights to drive growth in 2016.

Key findings in the ALSA-IRI State of the Industry Report for 2015 confirm Australia’s retail liquor market continues to face many challenges.

IRI appoints former Reckitt Benckiser commercial executive as Executive VP of regional CGD

Caspar Netscher – who also has a background in FMCG and telecoms – leads a focus on new business revenue and client retention

Launch of IRI Holistic Retail Solution will help retailers find fast insights from Big Data

Bracknell, U.K – 11 February, 2016 – The big data leader IRI has expanded its retail offer in Europe to provide advanced analytics of combined retail data sources in a single unified platform. The IRI Retail Holistic Solution (IRI HRS) is underpinned by IRI’s Liquid Data technology, which makes it possible to aggregate and find associations for trillions of data points in a matter of seconds.

Rising price of olive oil costs European shoppers 231 million euros

Bacterial disease blighting olive trees in Italy and a poor harvest in Spain has knock on effect on olive oil prices across Europe Retailer own label olive oil prices increase faster than national brands but remain cheaper option for shoppers

New year spending on beers, wines and spirits in UK supermarkets rises 3% compared with 2014

Overall decline in grocery sales slows across the full 6-week Christmas period; -0.6% down on 2014 compared with -1.3% for rest of year

Sweet-toothed UK shoppers spend £219m on Christmas cakes, puddings and confectionery in Christmas fortnight – 8.3% more than in 2014

Overall supermarket FMCG sales for the fortnight are pushed into growth as final week spending tops £3bn, up 7.4% on last year

UK shoppers get into the spirit of Christmas by spending £200m on Spirits - an extra £7m - in first two weeks of December

- Falling FMCG sales show decline in sales of traditional Christmas cakes and puddings and some gift items

Processed meat cancer scare wipes 10% (£3 million) off sales of sausages and bacon according to IRI Retail Advantage data

According to the latest retail data from global insight leader IRI, sales of pre-packed sausages and bacon are down, following the recent publication of a report stating that processed meats can cause cancer by the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

One Stop rolls out IRI Collaboration Gateway to assist suppliers

IRI Collaboration Gateway will provide collaborative and unique intelligence that will help suppliers spot category trends and track performance across the convenience retailers’ outlets